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King Salman’s visit to pave way for more high-impact investments | Malaysia

King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia (centre) is greeted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak upon his arrival at Sepang February 26, 2017. — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — King Salman Abdul Aziz Al-Sa’ud’s maiden visit to Malaysia will not only further cement bilateral ties but also draw the oil-rich gulf nation to high-impact investments and the ...

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Trading Support and Resistance | DailyForex

By: DailyForex.com This week we’ll begin with our monthly and weekly forecasts of the currency pairs worth watching. The first part of our forecast is based upon our research of the past 11 years of Forex prices, which show that the following methodologies have all produced profitable results: Let’s take a look at the relevant data of currency price changes ...

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Recreating tax info challenge for owners of burned Gatlinburg business

Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Buy Photo Glenn Stocks uncovers a filing cabinet in the rubble of his family’s bed and breakfast Tudor Inn on Dec. 8, 2016, on West Holly Ridge Road in Gatlinburg. The home was destroyed in November’s wildfires.(Photo: CAITIE MCMEKIN/NEWS SENTINEL)Buy Photo It’s not the most challenging tax return Susan Stocks has ever ...

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Trading Places: IS Prime Sees New Hire, OANDA Europe Loses its Director

Monday, February 20 Anna Becker, Financial Commission The Financial Commission (FinaCom) announced the appointment of Anna Becker to its Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC). Becker joins the FinaCom DRC with over two decades of senior leadership experience across the retail brokerage space and other finance organizations. This includes an emphasis on innovative technologies such as big data systems, behavioral systems, and ...

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China overtakes US and France as Germany’s biggest trading partner

A staff member cleaning the bonnet of a BMW 118i car during the Imported Auto Expo in Beijing, China. China for the first time became Germany’s most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the US, which fell back to third place behind France, data showed last Friday. German imports from and exports to China rose to €170 billion last year, Federal Statistics Office ...

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When and how investing can go wrong

MoneysaverHQ Kochie’s advice on investing in property – the pros and cons Denny Jones, 31y/o Sydneysider, bought a failed investment property when he was 21. We have all heard the real estate success stories, especially in a booming market, but investing in bricks and mortar isn’t always a foolproof strategy. There are dodgy investments and when you make one, it ...

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Which piggy bank’s the best for your money?

It used to be that consumers would stuff their money into RRSPs this time of year, but other investment options have moved in.  (Dreamstime)   By Lisa WrightBusiness ReporterBusiness Reporter Sun., Feb. 26, 2017 The annual fight for your coin during RRSP season has noticeably tamed in recent years. It used to be at that at this point in the calendar, big ...

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Pakistan banks embark on financial inclusion

Financial Inclusion Plan’s target is to raise number of customers with access to bank accounts The Pakistani banking sector, which has already been highly profitable, is on track to expand further with millions of new customers set to enter its fold owing to financial inclusion initiatives. The priority target of the Financial Inclusion Plan (FIP) is to raise ...

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Watchdog launches probe into competition in mortgage market

It has raised concerns over the fact that variable rates here are among the highest in the eurozone. The home-loan lending market in this country was highly concentrated, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission said in a new report. Just three banks have an 80pc share of mortgage lending, the commission states, quoting Central Bank research. Although they are not ...

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Are you trying to tough it out in the buy-to-let market? It’s a tough nut to crack

‘A new €200m buy-to-let mortgage fund launched last month targets property investors looking to either buy into the market or refinance their investment properties.’ As far as investments go, buy-to-let property might seem attractive at first glance if you have the funds, but the crisis in the rental property market – along with competition for the few opportunities that exist ...

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